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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Otter

Otter

Prerequisite
Must be comfortable in the water. Must be able to do a back float without assistance and front glide with kick: preschool 5 feet, youth 10 feet.

Skills taught at this level

  • Review Advancement Skills for Penguin

  • Back glide with kick: preschool 5 feet, youth 10 feet

  • Jump into chest-deep water unassisted

  • Front crawl stroke without breathing: preschool 10 feet, youth 15 feet

  • Assisted to unassisted rollover

  • Arm/leg extension assist

  • Bobbing to safety (site specific)

  • Side breathing on the wall

  • Back float and recovery

  • Back glide

  • Buddy system

  • Underwater exploration

  • Introduction to back crawl

Advancement Skills

  • Back glide with kick: preschool 5 feet, youth 10 feet

  • Front crawl without breathing: preschool 10 feet, youth 15 feet

  • Side breathing 5 times on the wall